Lolonis Orpheus 2002

Petite Sirah from North Coast, California

Price: $29.99
Item No. 87973
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Winemaker's Notes

Creamy, black fruit aromas give way to more incisive, juicy, and coffee-laced flavors plus tooth-coating tannins in the mid-palate; best to age a few years or decant for current drinking.

Viticulture Technique:
Taking its name from the lyrical charmer in Greek Mythology, our Lolonis Orpheus entices with a blend of luscious Petite Sirah, softened by notes of Napa Gamay. Grapes in this wine were planted over half a century ago on the benchlands of Redwood Valley. We take special pride in these organically grown grapes and strive to produce a wine that is a living testament to our family's Heritage Vineyards.

Learn About Lolonis Map ItMap It

For over 80 years, the Lolonis family has continued a tradition begun in 1920 when two young Greek immigrants on the benchlands of Redwood Valley planted the first Lolonis Vineyards. By the 1950s the next generation to play a major role, applying the pioneering organic farming methods that enabled the vineyards to flourish pest free. At present, Lolonis has become known as an old vine specialist with 300 estate grown acres, under the direction of owners Petros and Ulysses Lolonis and consulting enologist Jed Steele.

Learn About North Coast

Beyond Napa and Sonoma in the north you find a couple of other counties producing great wine. Among these are Mendocino and Lake County. The northernmost California winegrowing regions, these two counties are right above Napa and Sonoma, geographically. Yet, wine-wise they are very different - both from their southern neighbors and from each other. Notable Facts Mendocino...

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Learn About Petite Sirah

Petite Sirah(peh-TEET seer-AH) Not So Small There is nothing petite about this grape. Petite Sirah, the result of a crossing between Syrah and Peloursin, is also known as Durif. Being the father, Syrah imparted some of its flavors and characteristics to its offspring, but the two grapes are decisively different. Petite Sirah is mostly found in California, where it gained...

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